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Your bicycle may be an affordable and environmentally-friendly way to get around San Francisco, but it also leaves you at the mercy of motorists. While the majority of motorists will drive carefully and be mindful of your vulnerability, accidents can happen and, when they do, cyclists tend to come out the worst. Without the benefit of bumpers and crumple zones, you stand little chance against a metal, motorized vehicle in a collision. If you have been injured in a San Francisco bicycle accident, an Allegiance Law attorney could help you to recover the compensation you are entitled to, in respect of your injuries and any resulting damage to your property. Where a motorist has acted negligently, you may have an additional claim for compensation.

At Allegiance Law, our loyalty is with our clients, so you can be confident that your San Francisco bicycle accident attorney will have your best interests in mind at all times. To speak to one of our legal experts, call us today at 415-404-6395.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in San Francisco

Having just two wheels means that bicycles are also less stable in a collision than their four-wheeled counterparts, and can be toppled by seemingly minor interactions that may not have an effect on a car. For example, some of the scenarios we encounter regularly as San Francisco bicycle accident attorneys include:

  • Dooring, which occurs when a cyclist is struck by a motorist or passenger opening their door without checking for cyclists or pedestrians
  • Collisions caused by distracted driving, which can include driving while using a cell phone, adjusting the car stereo, or attending to personal grooming
  • Accidents resulting from a dog chasing after a cyclist
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Collisions with cars exiting driveways or side streets
  • Accidents caused by road defects
  • Defective bicycle component accidents
  • Road rage
  • Sideswiping, occurring when a motorist passes too close to a cyclist or attempts a right turn with a cyclist to their right

Bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive, so an Allegiance Law attorney can help even if your accident is not mentioned above.

San Francisco Bicycle Accident Injuries

When you compare a bicycle to a car, never mind a truck, it becomes immediately obvious that any kind of collision could result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Some of the injuries which can be sustained in a San Francisco bicycle accident are:

  • Limb, finger, or toe injuries requiring amputation
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Facial trauma
  • Wrongful death
  • Head injuries
  • Joint dislocations
  • Neck injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Nerve damage

Get an Experienced San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney on Your Case Today

When you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve nothing less than an outstanding legal representation. At Allegiance Law, our San Francisco attorneys are dedicated to ensuring you get the best possible outcome, and will settle for nothing less.

To schedule your initial consultation, call Allegiance Law today at 415-404-6395.